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RTPG_68_01_final coverThe AAG is pleased to announce that Volume 68, Issue 4 (November 2016) of The Professional Geographer is now available.

The focus of The Professional Geographer is on short articles in academic or applied geography, emphasizing empirical studies and methodologies. These features may range in content and approach from rigorously analytic to broadly philosophical or prescriptive. The journal provides a forum for new ideas and alternative viewpoints.

Each issue, the Editor chooses one article to make freely available. In this issue you can read Change in the World City Network, 2000-2012 by Ben Derudder and Peter Taylor for free for the next 3 months.

There are two special features in this issue of the journal: papers from the annual Warren G. Nystrom Paper Competition and a thematic Forum on Business Geography.

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Table of Contents
Beyond the Edge and in Between: (Re)conceptualizing the Rural–Urban Interface as Meaning–Model–Metaphor by Colleen C. Hiner

CRG Index: A More Sensitive Ht-Index for Enabling Dynamic Views of Geographic Features by Peichao Gao, Zhao Liu, Meihui Xie, Kun Tian & Gang Liu

“To Understand the Place”: Geographical Knowledge and Diplomatic Practice by Merje Kuus

Escaping the Territorially Trapped East Asian Developmental State Thesis by Jin-Tae Hwang

The Impact of Climate Change on the Viticultural Suitability of Maipo Valley, Chile by Megan Mills-Novoa, Philippo Pszczólkowski & Francisco Meza

Learning with Geographical Sensitivity: Place-Based Education and Its Praxis by Yi Sun, Roger C. K. Chan & Huiwei Chen

To Ease or Not to Ease: Interest in Conservation Easements Among Landowners in Brown County, Indiana by James R. Farmer, Charles Chancellor, Jacob Brenner, James Whitacre & Eric G. Knackmuhs

Refining Hernando de Soto’s Route Using Electric Circuit Theory and CircuitScape by Jonathan B. Thayn, Kathryn Sampeck & Matthew Spaccapaniccia

Modeling Nonprofit Resilience in Long-Term Recovery in Christchurch, New Zealand by Nicole S. Hutton, Graham A. Tobin & Linda M. Whiteford

Overcoming Trade Impediments: Considering SME Exporters from Nova Scotia by Ronald V. Kalafsky & Darlene T. Duggan

Editor’s Choice: Change in the World City Network, 2000–2012 by Ben Derudder & Peter Taylor

Focus: Business Geography
Introduction by Tony Hernandez

Decoding the Development Strategy of a Major Retailer: Wal-Mart’s Expansion in the United States by Murray D. Rice, Anthony Ostrander & Chetan Tiwari

Why Best Buy’s Dual Brand Strategy Failed in Canada by Juan Valencia Saravia & Shuguang Wang

The Geographic Exposure to Lifestyles by U.S. Retail Chains by Lawrence Joseph

Spatial Accessibility and Supply–Demand Analysis of Elderly Dining Services in Beijing by Shangyi Zhou, Xiaoping Shen & Wei Jiang

The Location of Creativity and U.S. Companies in Germany by Marlies Kluike & Moira A. Conway